Friday, March 2, 2012

The Flying Baby: Photography by Rachel Hulin

Exhausted and bored on an assignment, photographer Rachel Hulin, Henry’s mother, thought it would be fun to make her baby fly. So Henry flew. She posted the photograph on Facebook and soon there was a flurry of comments.

“The photo was sort of magical in an unexpected way and I wanted to make more,” Hulin said.

Rachel wouldn’t divulge the exact details of how Henry flies, but admits that it was more subtraction than addition. “These are places we are really in everyday, it’s not a cut-and-paste job on random interiors and landscapes.”

“I never throw him, and I never move him into a place in the frame that he wasn’t in to begin with. I like Henry to fly the way he feels like it, I never pose him in a specific way. Sometimes he’s graceful and sometimes he’s a little hunchback. I think telling you more would ruin it,” she says.

She plans on continuing the series with hopes of showcasing the images in a book or exhibition some day.

Rachel Hulin is a photographer based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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